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Trump says no Xi meeting expected before trade talks deadline

AFP  |  Washington 

US Donald has said that he does not expect to meet his Chinese counterpart before a March 1 deadline in trade war negotiations between the two economic superpowers.

"Not yet," told reporters at the on Thursday when asked if a meeting had been arranged for within the next month.

Asked if a meeting could happen before March 1, he said: "No." has said that final resolution of the trade dispute would depend on him and Xi meeting "in the near future."

There had been speculation that Trump might meet the Chinese leader after he flies to in late February for a summit with North Korea's

The has threatened to more than double existing tariffs on Chinese goods at the start of March if there is no agreement on measures to reform China's trade practices, which says are deeply unfair.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 02:35 IST